April 8th, 2015
The reviews on the Apple Watch are just one more reminder that the Jobsian era of Apple is long, long gone. If the reviews are any indication, the Watch is a beta product that’s been given wide release:
* Manjoo says the Watch, unlike the iPhone or iPad, is not for “tech novices.” “There’s a good chance it will not work perfectly for most consumers right out of the box, because it is best after you fiddle with various software settings to personalize use. ”
* “The Uber app didn’t load for me, the Twitter app is confusing and the app for Starwood hotels mysteriously deleted itself and then hung up on loading when I reinstalled it.”
* “The truth is, navigation is a big Watch weakness. There aren’t any visual clues that more options are waiting if you force-press, or that anything will happen when you turn the knob. You eventually learn, but only by trial and error. And every time you force-press or turn the knob and nothing happens, you feel like a dolt.”
John Gruber has more.
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